Adam Smith Tercentenary Event:
Philippe Sands

venue Cullen Kilshaw Marquee
date Thursday 15 June
time 7:15 pm
ticket prices £14 | £12


Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, Philippe has written a fascinating new book. The Last Colony is the story of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In the 1960s Britain offered the USA a base there and deported the entire population. One of the displaced inhabitants was Liseby Elyse and Philippe gives a brilliant account of her struggle for justice in the book which is a fascinating, gripping and powerful piece of writing.

In the context of the tercentenary of the birth of Adam Smith, Philippe will also discuss international law and the fundamental concepts on which it is based.

Photo © Antonio Olmos


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